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10-145.
  1. What is the sum of each of the infinite geometric series? If it is not possible to calculate the sum, explain why not. Homework Help ✎

    1. 8 + 4 + 2 + …

    2. 3 + 9 + 27 + 81 + …

Find the common ratio.

Use the equation for an infinite geometric series:

16

See part (a).

Not possible. r > 1, and the terms keep increasing.